Archive for September, 2008

Temposphere 9/27/08

September 27, 2008

I sat in for Luke Andrews on his brand new show Temposphere tonight on KFAI. We heard some fresh cuts from the Truth & Soul label, a hot new track from Seu Jorge (Mina do Condomínio: live clip of the song in the previous post), a bit of Isaac Hayes’ great Truck Turner LP and lots more vintage and contemporary funk, soul, jazz and reggae. You can stream the show for 2 weeks here, playlist follows the break.


Seu Jorge: Mina do Condomínio

September 26, 2008

A live version of the lead track from Seu Jorge‘s upcoming CD America Brasil.

Gregory Isaacs

September 20, 2008

Gregrory Isaacs from 1983: Cool Down The Pace with the Roots Radics.

Buika: La Falsa Moneda

September 16, 2008

From her new CD Nina de Fuega: La Falsa Moneda by Buika.

Bettye Lavette

September 6, 2008

Awesome modern soul from Bettye Lavette: I’ve Got My Own Hell To Raise plus a bonus.

LP cover bonanza

September 5, 2008

No theme this time: some jazz, some Brazilian, some Bollywood, some uncategorizable. All great and/or mad design from the heyday of the LP. (Image sources: various points around the web including eBay auctions and great sites like Loronix, Music From The Third Floor, and the amazing LP Cover Lover. Cheers to all!)

(Related posts: Vintage Jazz Record Covers, Brazilian LP Covers, More Brazilian LP Covers, Reggae 45s, Reggae 45s Part 2)

It’s Over

September 5, 2008

We can leave our bunkers now. (Image courtesy of General Moses.)

Kay Francis on TCM

September 4, 2008

Why do we love TCM? Plenty of reasons, the most recent of which is their inspired decision to hold a month long Kay Francis film festival. Each Thursday evening into Friday morning in the month of September brings us a non-stop run of Francis films from the pre-Code days into the late 30s. She was one of Warner Brothers’ biggest stars of the 1930s but her films are rarely seen today (I’ve only seen one Francis movie, Ernst Lubitsch’s essential Trouble In Paradise from 1932, and she is unforgettable).

Our friends at Trouble In Paradise (the blog), staunch Kay Francis devotees, have posted a gallery of images associated with the first night’s lineup, including the lobby card seen above from Jewel Robbery (1932) with William Powell.